Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Trapped by Michael Northrop

Scotty and six other students are trapped inside their school due to the blizzard of the century. All seven teens stayed after school for various reasons only to find that that snow was so heavy it covered the entire first floor as well as any cars that might have been coming to pick them up. At first the kids are unhappy but content to stay in the school for what they think will just be a day. But the snow keeps falling, even getting up to the second floor of the school and keeping them inside for days on end. And the problems keep piling up - no heat, no phones, no running water.... Only a desperate plan has any hope of saving them before the roof collapses. This book has a great premise and lots of promise of danger but it never quite follows through in making the reader feel the fear people actually in this situation would feel.

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